Postingestive Feedback as an Elementary Determinant of Food Preference and Intake in Ruminants

@article{Provenza1995PostingestiveFA,
  title={Postingestive Feedback as an Elementary Determinant of Food Preference and Intake in Ruminants},
  author={Frederick D. Provenza},
  journal={Journal of Range Management},
  year={1995},
  volume={48},
  pages={2-17}
}
  • F. Provenza
  • Published 1995
  • Biology
  • Journal of Range Management
Ruminants select nutritious diets from a diverse array of plant species that vary in kinds and concentrations of nutrients and toxins, and meet their nutritional requirements that vary with age, physiological state. and environmental conditions. Thus, ruminants possess a degree of nutritional wisdom in the sense that they generally select foods that meet nutritional needs and avoid foods that cause toxicosis. There is little reason to believe that nutritional wisdom occurs because animals can… 

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